Images

The Images section features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.

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Fanny and Dora, c.1880

Studio portrait of Fanny and Dora both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

John Primaux, c.1880

Studio portrait of John Primaux.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Valentine McKenzie, c.1880

Studio portrait of Valentine McKenzie.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Joseph Wisecoby and Moses Nonway, c.1880

Studio portrait of Joseph Wisecoby and Moses Nonway, both wearing school uniforms and holding hats.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) wearing native dress. 

Note: This is an example of Choate taking a photograph of another photograph. Previous cataloging says she is wearing an elk-tooth dress, blanket, and dentalium shell earrings. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail [version 3], c.1880

Studio portrait of Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail who is wearing a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Five male Sioux students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Bernard (Hawk Charging Daylight) (standing at left), Horace (Horse) (standing at right), Reuben Quick Bear (Kills the Enemy) (seated at left), John Renville (seated at center), and Rufus (Strikes the Enemy) (seated at right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Marcus Poko and Otto Wells [?], c.1880

Studio portrait of Marcus Poko and Otto Wells [?], both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Chief Big Horse and Hubbell Big Horse [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Chief Big Horse and his son, Hubbell Big Horse. Chief Big Horse wears traditional clothing and Hubbell is wearing a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Three visiting chiefs, c. 1880

Studio portrait of two men in native clothing, probably visiting chiefs, and a third wearing a suit. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Son of the Star, c.1880

Studio portrait of Son of the Star, an Arickaree Chief, also known as Santa Fe Star. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-018a, CS-CH-031.1-.2, and 12-11-01. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five female students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Alice Wynn (back left), Kisetta Roosevelt (back middle), Mabel Doanmoe (back right), Rebecca Big Star (front left), and Harriet Mary Elder (front right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Unidentified male student #41, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student wearing a straw hat and a bandana. Previous cataloging interprets a date of 1880 in the caption. 

Note: This appears to be a photograph of a photograph. The original photograph appears to be of a Carlisle student taken in Choate's studio. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five young male Sioux students [version 3], c.1880

Studio portrait of (back row, left to right): David (Kills Without Wounding), Nathan (Ear), Pollock Spotted Tail; and (front row, left to right): Marshall (Marshall Bad Milk), and Hugh (Running Horse). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Ernest (Knocks Off) [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Ernest (Knocks Off) wearing school uniform.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-017a and CS-CH-019. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Apache chief, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified visiting chief. A later handwritten caption reads "N.M. Apache." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five chiefs and two interpreters with Richard Henry Pratt [version 1], c.1880

Portrait of chiefs Brother-to-All, Like the Bear, Poor Wolf, Son-of-the-Star, and American Horse posed with interpreters John Bridgeman and John Smith, standing in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. The man in the background on the left is probably Richard Henry Pratt. 

Note: Identification of the chiefs is based on Cumberland County Historical Society's CS-CH-089.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Spotted Tail, c.1880

Studio portrait of Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-018c and CS-CH-037a.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing native clothing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five Sioux chiefs with two interpreters, c.1880

Portrait of five Sioux chiefs posed with two white interpreters on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. The chiefs are Black Crow, Two Strike, White Thunder, Spotted Tail, and Iron Wing. The interpreters are Louis Robideau and Charles Tackett. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-076c and CS-CH-086. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Visiting Sac and Fox chiefs [version 1], c.1880

Portrait of a group of visiting chiefs with some white men and one male student. The Cumberland County Historical Society's cataloging says they are Sac and Fox chiefs. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Students and instructor working in front of the blacksmith's shop, c.1880

View of students and instructor posed working in front of the blacksmith's shop. One student is shoeing a horse. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Samuel High Bear and Guy (Bear Don't Scare) at the school bakery, c.1880

Students Samuel High Bear and Guy (Bear Don't Scare) working at the bakery. This is a posed photo of them loading loaves of bread on a wheelbarrow outside the bakery.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image:  PA-CH1-084c and CS-CH-099.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Visiting chiefs from the the Great Nemaha Agency [version 2], 1880

Portrait of a group of Native American men, white men, with one male student and two female students posed in front of a dormitory building on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is standing at the far left. The caption in the album states that they are from the Great Nemaha Agency and that the photo was taken on February 25, 1880.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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